Frank Oz's first feature since his "Stepford Wives" remake stars Matthew Macfadyen ("Pride & Prejudice") as Daniel, the type of Brit who can't decide whether to mourn his father or be embarrassed -- death, after all, is such an inconvenience for everyone. Daniel is indecisive by nature: He's promised his wife (Keeley Hawes) that they'll soon move out of his mother's (Jane Asher) house, and that he'll finish his years-in-the-writing novel. But it looks doubtful.
When the undertakers bring the wrong body to the house, Daniel nearly expects it, since the whole affair is shaping up to be a disaster. Not helping matters is his brother, Robert (Rupert Graves), a successful novelist who was born to drive Daniel mad with envy. As it turns out, Robert is the least of Daniel's problems. Soon he finds himself with a second body to dispose of, while his mother grows impatient with being cheated out of the dramatic spotlight.